The product is advertised to highlight its lightness and strength: "One horse can pull it, a boy can use it, easily!" The text is accompanied by a photograph of a boy and a horse using the plough. This flyer was produced near the end of World War II, and that McKay Massey Harris were producing farming equipment specifically for use by children may provide an insight into the operation of farms during war time, and of childhood in rural Australia.

Reference is also made to the ploughs usability in versatile environments such as orchards, farms, vineyard or market gardens. The back contains images of the plough and brief descriptions of its features.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company's history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.


'SUNBIRD single-furrow MOULDBOARD PLOUGHS' L515, Rm, 5507, 445.

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